I’m from a small Muslim household.
I am from a household where we treasure our Quran and Prayer rugs.
I am from a household that reflects my religious beliefs and traditions.
I am from a home where we remove our shoes upon first entering to show respect for the home and the family that resides there
The tradition of Ramadan is at the core of my religious teachings. Ramadan reminds me of my trust and faith in Allah and the blessing I enjoy in my life everyday.
l honor my given name. Shahadah that means faith . and I faithfully recite my prayers five times each day.
My roots are embedded in my obedience in my Iman .Like a black cherry tree I stand tall and proud in my .
And like a black cherry tree’s strength, blackness and reach towards the sky this is how I choose to define my life‘s path.
Photo by Ranoush.